1st or 2nd century A.D.
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 202.
Height: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Marble, Western Asiatic(?)
Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)
The face, left ear, and hair are somewhat chipped and weathered. This head was carved as the decorative top to a circular shaft, to be set as an ornament in the peristyle or outdoor garden of a Roman villa. The base of the neck is finished in a flat circle, and the back of the head consists merely of a half-cone rising to the line visible above the forehead and pointed ears.
By date unknown: Gardner Brewer Collection; Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to MFA; accessioned: 07/01/1901
Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection